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Economic factors affecting postwar deflation; an appeal to the public to assist in retail price control; difficulties World War II veterans faced in locating jobs and housing.
Shows the economic factors affecting postwar deflation and an appeal for public cooperation, an appeal to the public to assist in retail price control, and the difficulties veterans faced in locating jobs and housing.
World War II Reconversion Housing shortages Wage and price controls Economics
March 22, 2015 Subject:
No Loan Programs Today Someone Said?
Ever hear of ACORN? Dodd-Frank made sure any penniless bum (of proper socio-racial makeup) could get a mortgage.
In those days there were loan programs for people who left their jobs and risked their life to restore freedom to millions. The ceiling part was quite controversial but rather quickly was abandoned.
December 28, 2010 Subject:
sounds like today
just change a few things and you are seeing the same thing happening today but there is no GI bill or loan programs to help anyone out. Thats why the thought of homeownership will never be anything but a illusion for most americans.
March 20, 2007 Subject:
Very important because it shows the flaws of rent control
Notice how nobody could find a home? That's what happens when you fix the price too low. Demand will always exceed supply whenever the price is fixed
However, this movie is still National Socialist propaganda.
Sadly, the government wouldn't have ever needed to do that if they hadn't counterfeited money (which is more widely referred to as inflation).
In fact, price controls after World War II created the Health Care problem because employers offered health insurance as a benefit to get around the maximum price (usually called maximum wage). Health Care costs skyrocketed thanks to excessive insurance and Medicare and now the Government wants to make its prior mistakes worse by nationalizing the health care industry (Democrat platform). That would be a disaster.
March 7, 2006 Subject:
"Ceiling on Your Home" does a good job
This 1945 film does a good job explaining about the purpose of rent control after World War II. Ecellent narrative script and filming.
December 9, 2003 Subject:
No Rentals Today, But Keep in Touch!
This post-WWII film advocates rent control as a way to control inflation as a result of the post-war housing shortage. It portrays young couples struggling to find a decent place to live and start their families, and finding ÂNo RentalsÂ signs everywhere. This is an interesting slice of life from the post-WWII era, before the problem would be eventually solved by huge housing developments in the suburbs.
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: **. Weirdness: **. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ***.
February 26, 2003 Subject:
As the boya were coming home from war, much concern (I guess) was made about the lack of afforable housing for the soldiers and their new families. Luckily, the Office of Price Administration (whatever that is) was there to see that there was rent fixing, and that everyone would pay the same price. A persuasive film with plenty of great images.